Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

  • Introduction about the IDP objectives by Dr. P.U. Krishnaraj, Nodal Officer, IDP

Webinar on Effective Networking & Negotiation skills for Agri-preneurs was organized under Institutional Development Plan at UAS, Dharwad on 17 November 2020 to orient students on essential negotiation and networking skills. In the key note address Mr. Mahesh Patil, Founder, Director, NV ECO, Tourism, Goa, expressed that networking should begin from college for students to build career & enterprise opportunities. In the present era, networking is easier due to social media and that the student should upload their work & success stories in social media like ‘LinkedIn’ in that connect them to others. Mr. Mohan Abhilash, Value Investor, Digital creator and Workforce Manager, IBM, expressed that negotiation skills are essential, one should have negotiation plan and should be flexible in negotiation. Students should learn them and practice.  The Head of Agriculture Extension Management Division, WAARM, Hyderbad, Dr. Bharat Sontakki presented his thoughts on communication for effective negotiations and networking. He advised students to communicate relentlessly, use tricks and be credible to be successful in business. Principal Investigator, IDP, Dr. P.U. Krishnaraj briefed about the IDP objectives. The webinar was organized by Dr. S.S. Dolli, Nodal officers (SS) and Dr. A.D. Naik Professor, ABM, UASD.  A total of 160 students and faculty participated in the webinar.